HK Magazine Archive

Scarlett Johansson Spotted in Hong Kong for "Ghost in the Shell"

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 June, 2016, 2:11pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:10pm

Scarlett Johansson was seen by local media in Hong Kong this morning, being filmed for the live action adaptation of classic anime "Ghost in the Shell."

She was spotted on Temple Street in Yau Ma Tei earlier with Pilou Asbæk, who plays the male protagonist, reported

Johansson was seen sporting blue short hair as the leading role of cyborg policewoman Major Kusanagi.

The film's production company said last week that only body doubles would be filmed in Hong Kong for the movie. 

Read More: "Ghost in the Shell" Will Film in Hong Kong—and There's Still No Asian Lead

"Ghost in the Shell" has recently made news headlines amid claims of "whitewashing." Johansson was cast in the lead role of a Japanese woman, instead of a Japanese or Asian actress.